Renewable Energy Institute launched "OSW Project Areas & Transmission Lines Map" on its website. This map provides a centralized visualization of offshore wind power development in Japan and integrates other correlated information.
The map not only shows the status of projects under development by the Renewable Energy Sea Area Utilization Act, but also collects information of other projects taking place in the ports and harbors and other areas. The map also compiles data on power transmission lines (which has long been an issue for not being consolidated in once place), and power lines and substations in Japan that are 66 kV or over.
A webinar was held to demonstrate how to use this map.View Presentation material (Instruction manual)
|Date / Time
|Wednesday 7 June 2023 / 15:30-16:30 JST
|Seiichiro Kimura Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute
Mika Kudo Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute
[MC] Mika Ohbayashi Director, Renewable Energy Institute
|Renewable Energy Institute
- Seiichiro Kimura
- Seiichiro Kimura (Ph.D., P.E.jp) joined Renewable Energy Institute in 2018. Specializes in cost-benefit analysis, techno-economic analysis with market penetrating simulation in the energy system. He started his career at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 2004, and was engaged in development of hydrogen energy until 2010. After working for International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research of Kyushu University, he became an associate at the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management between 2014 and 2018, where he was engaged in research on interconnecting electric power systems with the aim of increasing energy self-sufficiency through its own resources and eventually becoming a nation capable of suppling energy to other countries (energy-exporting nation). He received B.Sc. from Tokyo University of Science, M.Sc. from Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. from Kyushu University.
At Renewable Energy Institute, his research focuses on interconnectors and market design for electricity system reform. He has also been responsible for formulating visualized charts and maps for the Power Supply/Demand and Power Flow of Interregional Interconnections data on the Institute’s website.
- Seiichiro Kimura
- Mika Kudo
Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute
- Mika Kudo joined Renewable Energy Institute in 2016. After graduating from the University of Tokyo, she worked as a law practitioner from 1999. She started her career as a researcher in the Research Office for Judicial Reform of Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) in 2002 when the Japanese government engaged in the judicial reform from 2001. She was in charge of research on the implementation of Saiban-in (lay judge or jury) system, reform of criminal procedure, law school system, the social impact of increasing in-house counsels, as well as judicial systems and researches in foreign countries related to those issues. While working as a staff attorney for JFBA for over 10 years, she also served in the Civil Legal Aid Division of the Japan Legal Support Center in 2010.
At Renewable Energy Institute, her research focuses on interconnectors, market design for electricity system reform and the institutional challenges for renewable energy such as offshore wind.
- Mika Kudo
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Full Release: “Offshore Wind Project Areas & Transmission Lines Map (beta version) ”（13 April 2023）